Meet Colleen Nevius, the Navy's first female test pilot, as she talks about some of the steps it took to get to Test Pilot School. Colleen and many of her contemporaries are featured in the upcoming "Women in Aviation" exhibit, premiering later this year at the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum.
This video was produced in partnership with Snorre Wik and Amelia Media for the Pax Museum.
Check out our new online gift shop (USPS delivery and local curbside or in-store pick-up available).
We are pleased to announce that the Flight Line and the Museum's Test and Evaluation Hall are open as follows:
**No appointments necessary**
Masks will be required indoors, and social distancing is practiced throughout the museum complex for the safety of our employees, volunteers, and guests.
We look forward to reopening all of our facilities to normal operating hours as soon as conditions permit. Follow us on Facebook for the latest information, events, and updates!
The Patuxent River Naval Air Museum (PRNAM) is a member-supported, privately-funded museum preserving the history and heritage of Naval Aviation and associated technology.
Our Mission is to "Preserve, Educate, Inspire" by presenting the continuing story of Naval Aviation with a focus on Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation (RDT&E) at Naval Air Station Patuxent River. Our Vision is to be a highly valued community resource providing both educational and tourism benefits to the Southern Maryland area for generations.
Located just outside Gate 1 of Naval Air Station Patuxent River, the PRNAM is operated by the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum Association, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization. First opened in 1978, the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum now spans three buildings and also includes a Flight Line consisting of one-of-a-kind aircraft and aircraft configurations unique to the Naval Test Center.